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CSKT to host Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians conference C h a r - J w o s t a O w i v s Chief Charlo o f the Salish VOLUME 17, NUMBER 19 fA news purification of the Saiish and Kootenai Tribes o f the J fathead Indian ‘Reservation MONTH OF THE CHOKEBERRIES Chief Koostatah of the Kootenai SEPTEMBER 28,1988 The city of Kalispell can rightly call itself “Indian Country” next week as hundreds of Native Americans are ex pected to gather for five separate events. The main event will be the 36th an nual conference of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Oct. 4-7, spon sored by the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, at the Cavanaugh’s Inn in Kalispell. Also in town during the week will be the Portland Indian Health Board (meet- ing on Monday and Tuesday), a special hearing about Chemawa Indian School of Salem, Ore., the Indian Child Welfare Association, and the Indian Trade Asso ciation (no details on those latter two organizations’ plans). The theme of this year’s ATNI con ference is “Maintaining Our Homelands and Traditions Through Effective Tribal Self-Governance”. Delegates from some 40 tribes in North America will meet to discuss the past year’s prog ress in five major areas identified in the 1987 “plan of action”: cultural affairs, economic development and employ ment, human and social services, natu ral resources and the environment, and Tribal governance. They’ll also be talking about a variety of current issues, such as the zoning and taxation controversy on the Yakima Reservation, IHS eligibility, increasing anti-Indian sentiment in parts of the country, hunting and fishing, and the 1990 Census project Native Americans from British Co lumbia and Alberta, Canada, have been invited to expand the scope of the dis cussions to an international level. A number of special events are on the agenda in addition to the panel discus sions, committee meetings and displays of Indian arts and crafts and Tribal busi ness booths. Special luncheons are (Concludes on page two) IQ IQ « 0) Q S « £ h 8 § 8 < n s « b Only nine days left to register to vote Lucille Otter Get-Out-the-Vote Drive Coordinator The 1988 general election is just around the comer, November 8. All those not yet registered to vote must do so by Oct. 8. If you are not sure you are registered, call me at 676-3171. Those wanting to register may contact the following: ARLEE — Missoula County, Vivian Baylor, 726-3487, former Mary Ann Combs’ place; in Lake County, Kelly Hale Burland, 726-3129, Arlee Homesites ST. IGNATIUS —Mary Lou Sorrell, 745-4129, Mission Dam Homesites RONAN — Emily “Pete” Phillips, 676-5033, Pache Homesites Ramona Ebensteiner, 676-2770, Tribal Health Dept Lucille Otter, 676-3171, 3076 Terrace Lake Rd. PABLO — Yolanda Matt, 675-3343, Old Highway 93 south of Pablo (Concludes on page three)